Affordable Housing In Pierce County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 666 income based apartments in Pierce County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 469 affordable apartments in Pierce County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Pierce County, Georgia

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Pierce County. Go to the Georgia Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Pierce County.

Ocean Breeze Park

2001 Ocean Breeze Cir
Waycross, Georgia
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

1912 Bunn Building

513 Elizabeth Street
Waycross, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Family & Senior
Affordable

Country Manor Apartments

310 Pomeroy
Blackshear, Georgia
Affordable

Windover Manor Apartments

215 Marion St
Blackshear, Georgia
Accessible
62+
Affordable

Ware Terrace ( Terrace Garden Apartments )

1103 Darling Ave
Waycross, Georgia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Colonial Homes

319 Keller St
Blackshear, Georgia
Affordable

Central Walnut Village

Central Ave
Waycross, Georgia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Village at Blackshear

940 Ware St
Blackshear, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Waycross Voa Housing, Inc

1303 Darling Ave
Waycross, Georgia
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Ware Manor

500 Walnut St
Waycross, Georgia
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Pierce County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Pierce County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Blackshear, GA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Blackshear.
Affordable Housing In Waycross, GA Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Waycross.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Pierce County, Georgia

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Pierce County.

Pierce County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Pierce County, Georgia

Pierce County features 666 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Pierce County, Georgia

There are 469 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pierce County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pierce County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pierce County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Pierce County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pierce County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $737 and $901.

2023 Pierce County, Georgia Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Pierce County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $639 $643 $819 $997 $1,119
Pierce County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $575 to $703 $579 to $707 $737 to $901 $897 to $1,097 $1,007 to $1,231

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pierce County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,135
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 666
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.27%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $40,247 ±$4,379
Median Rent $569 ±$79
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.52% ± 10.38pp
Total Population 18,934

Population and Household Demographics

Pierce County is a county in Georgia with a population of 18,934. There are 6,890 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 25.27% of households in Pierce County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pierce County

The median gross income for households in Pierce County is $40,247 a year, or $3,354 a month. The median rent for the county is $569 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pierce County, a household making less than $1,897 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Pierce County.

Area Median Income In Pierce County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Pierce County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,500

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Pierce County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Pierce County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pierce County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pierce County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pierce County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850